The Spanish oil company will produce diesel and renewable kerosene for aircraft from used cooking oil and agricultural waste at its Palos de la Frontera refinery.

The second Spanish oil company, Cepsa, announced this Wednesday an invest of 1.000 million euros in a new biofuel plant in its La Rábida refinery, located in Palos de la Frontera (Huelva). The building will focus on the production of renewable diesel and sustainable fuels for aviation (knows by SAF), and it will create around 1600 jobs during the construction phase, although Cepsa does not specify how many of them will be are direct and how many indirect. In this type of project, it is well known most of them are going to be the second type of jobs.

Cepsa, which  posted a record profit of 1.1 billion euros in 2022, aims to produce 2.5million tons of biofuels pe year at its refineries on the Iberian Peninsula. Some of that biofuels (800,000 tons) will be for aviation, one of the most difficult sectors to decarbonize and in which energy companies have placed the most interest.

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Information Vía: El País.